On Thursday, a plethora of former Kansas Jayhawks partook in The Basketball Tournament in Wichita. During the opening round of action, Perry Ellis suffered a devastating injury.
The injury to Ellis occurred early in the game as he tried to make a quick move in the post. He landed pretty hard on his knee, and the crowd went silent immediately when they saw him in pain.
Reactions from Bill Self and Ellis’ mother indicated that it was a major injury. Unfortunately, the medical results show that he’ll be sidelined for multiple months.
It turns out that Ellis tore his patellar tendon during the game. Usually, the timeline for this type of injury ranges anywhere from 4-6 months.
Ellis revealed that he’ll undergo surgery next week.
This will keep him off the court for quite a while, and it’s possible that it’ll take longer than the standard timeline.
Perry Ellis tells me he has a torn patellar tendon and faces surgery next week. Not sure how long he'll be out.
— Gary Bedore (@GaryBedore) July 26, 2019
Ellis went on Twitter to give his followers an update, saying “I was so excited to get out there in front of my hometown! Unfortunately my time on the court got cut way short. It is in God’s hands. Will see what God has next for me.”
I was so excited to get out there in front of my hometown! Unfortunately my time on the court got cut way short. It is in Gods hands. Will see what God has next for me 🙏🏽 #allglorytogod
— Perry Ellis (@PElliz) July 26, 2019
As for his teammates on Thursday, Self Made lost by double digits to Sideline Cancer. The absence of Ellis caused issues for the team on both sides of the floor.
During his four years at Kansas, Ellis averaged 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He was a consensus second-team All-American pick in his senior year.
Hopefully, Ellis can make a full recovery from the injury he suffered last night.